Most cyber crime complaints in 2020 are linked to financial frauds: Delhi Police


Sixty-two per cent of cybercrime complaints registered in 2020 are related to financial fraud, police said in a statement in New Delhi. Delhi police said that cyber crime incidents took place during the coronavirus lockdown.

Twenty-four percent of complaints are related Social media, Mainly related to crimes such as online harassment, and the remaining 14 percent Hacking And data theft. “Of the various cybercrime complaints, mainly online financial scams accounted for 62 per cent of the total,” the statement said.

Examination of complaints received by the Delhi Police reveals that cases of extortion have multiplied by morphing videos of people into sexual behavior.

Several cases have been registered in connection with tech support, immigration, and IRS call center scams and 125 people have been arrested. These fake call centers are being used to deceive foreign nationals.

Delhi police have seized five large-scale fake call centers from Moti Nagar, Rajouri Garden, and Pira Garhi and arrested 125 people, including the owners or operators who operate them.

Fake call centers mainly target citizens of English-speaking countries. They pretend to be legitimate technical support from well-known tech companies such as Microsoft, Apple, HP, And AT&T.

One statement said that money laundering is another commonly used modus operandi after threatening legal action in connection with tax violations, social security number abuse or violations of immigration regulations. The cyber crime unit of the 4th Delhi Police is cracking down on criminals and has arrested more than 214 criminals.

A total of five illegal call centers have been cracked in the last 10 days.

As a result of the action taken by the police, 278 profiles containing objectionable content were blocked. These include Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TickTalk, And YouTube Accounts. The maximum number of accounts – 140 blocked – is on Twitter.

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